NCLEX Sample Questions For Psychiatric Nursing 3 (Exam Mode) By Rnpedia.Com

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  • 1. 
    Which is the best indicator of success in the long term management of the client?
    • A. 

      His symptoms are replaced by indifference to his feelings

    • B. 

      He participates in diversionary activities.

    • C. 

      He learns to verbalize his feelings and concerns

    • D. 

      He states that his behavior is irrational.

  • 2. 
    Situation: A young woman is brought to the emergency room appearing depressed. The nurse learned that her child died a year ago due to an accident. The initial nursing diagnosis is dysfunctional grieving. The statement of the woman that supports this diagnosis is:
    • A. 

      “I feel envious of mothers who have toddlers”

    • B. 

      “I haven’t been able to open the door and go into my baby’s room “

    • C. 

      “I watch other toddlers and think about their play activities and I cry.”

    • D. 

      “I often find myself thinking of how I could have prevented the death.

  • 3. 
    The client said “I can’t even take care of my baby. I’m good for nothing.” Which is the appropriate nursing diagnosis? 
    • A. 

      Ineffective individual coping related to loss.

    • B. 

      Impaired verbal communication related to inadequate social skills.

    • C. 

      Low esteem related to failure in role performance

    • D. 

      Impaired social interaction related to repressed anger.

  • 4. 
    The following medications will likely be prescribed for the client EXCEPT: 
    • A. 

      Prozac

    • B. 

      Tofranil

    • C. 

      Parnate

    • D. 

      Zyprexa

  • 5. 
    Which is the highest priority in the post ECT care? 
    • A. 

      Observe for confusion

    • B. 

      Monitor respiratory status

    • C. 

      Reorient to time, place and person

    • D. 

      Document the client’s response to the treatment

  • 6. 
    Situation: A 27 year old writer is admitted for the second time accompanied by his wife. He is demanding, arrogant talked fast and hyperactive. Initially the nurse should plan this for a manic client: 
    • A. 

      Set realistic limits to the client’s behavior

    • B. 

      Repeat verbal instructions as often as needed

    • C. 

      Allow the client to get out feelings to relieve tension

    • D. 

      Assign a staff to be with the client at all times to help maintain control

  • 7. 
    An activity appropriate for the client is: 
    • A. 

      Table tennis

    • B. 

      Painting

    • C. 

      Chess

    • D. 

      Cleaning